I wasn’t sure if I should file this one under Peripheral Crazy or WTF Wednesday… but ultimately the WTF won out. There are plenty of… “creative” peripherals out in the gaming world these days, and it’s no surprise that arcade games are feeling the effects too. After all, wasn’t it the arcade machine that gave us fake guns to shoot things with in the first place? Well, a new peripheral has made its way to arcade games in Japan: a table.
The point of the game seems to be to disrupt people having dinner in a restaurant… by hitting a table peripheral that stands in front of the game. No, seriously. I have a video to prove it. More »
The Nintendo Wii has gone where few consoles have gone before - to the living rooms of many families. It has become a part of family entertainment, right up there with Monopoly and Scrabble. It has infiltrated society and made gaming - to an extent - not evil. All this, of course, means that gaming is becoming a part of everyday life… in more than one way.
Like this advertisement for the Wii, that I found on my bananas this morning. More »
Oh no! The evil Sperminator is in the loose! With his phallic arms and STD-filled sperm, he is a great threat to the city. Only you can stop him by helping the Sex Squad! Help Captain Condom, Power Pap, Willy the Kid, and Wonder Vag deflect the Sperminator’s attacks with their Condom Shield, by answering questions about safe sex. For every correct answer, the shield will deflect the Sperimator’s evil sperm attacks, cure him of his STDs, and save the city from certain doom!
…There are SO many things wrong with that first paragraph. But the craziest thing of all? It’s all describing a real game. More »
In China, internet addiction is taken seriously. While pretty much everywhere else you’re welcome to waste away in front of a computer playing WoW, it’s your business. The Chinese government, though, sees internet addiction as a legitimate medical disorder and steps are being taken to help cure this problem. Steps like banning teens from internet cafes, and implementing time limits into MMOs. When all that fails, parents can always send their WoW-obsessed kid to an Internet Addiction boot camp.
How effective are these boot camps? So effective, apparently, that they not only relieve the kids of their virtual lives, but also of their real lives.
That’s right. These boot camps can kill. More »
Unimaginable.The bundles Sony are coming up with are getting more ridiculous. First, there was the foul Hannah Montana PSP bundle (by the way, I still haven’t gotten over how horrid it is. I cringe everytime I see that lilac colour) and soon in Japan, you will be able to purchase this. More »
Deep inside every Zelda fan is a nerd. Deep in that inside nerd there is a nerdiness that wishes we could see our boyish, green-clad hero on the big screen. When I watched this that nerd inside me didn’t just cry, he died. I will admit this review could not be completely fleshed out just because even with all my courage I could not last more than ten minutes watching this. I will post the impressions of what I saw and mildly guess at how much worse it could have possibly gotten. More »